Have you noticed the disconnect between believers and unbelievers when it comes to hearing the voice of Jesus? Some of us take in Christ’s message and it immediately cuts to the heart. We are certain it has made an incredible impact before we even know exactly how. Others hear it and immediately question, doubt or argue.
As difficult as this difference in receptivity is to understand, we should not let it discourage us – or even surprise us. It’s a normal part of the difference between those who are the sheep of the Good Shepherd and those who are not.
Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” – John 10:24-28 (NKJV)
Don’t be shocked by hearing the voice of Jesus. Don’t ignore it. Don’t aplogize for it. Simply follow Him when you hear Him call.